Sunday, April 12, 2015

PTI Make It Monday #208: Ombre Stamping

This week's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the lovely Laurie Willison.  This week Laurie has shown us a technique for getting the smoothest ombre inking effect using inexpensive makeup sponges.  I highly suggest you check out the video for yourself.  You can find all the information here.



I started with die cuts from the Happy Spooky Halloween set and went to town stamping ombre in several colors.  I couldn't part with any of those cute kitties, so I decided to make a tall card so that I would have room for them all!  Thank you for the inspiration, Laurie!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

PTI Make It Monday #204: Watercolor Smooshing

This week's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the uber creative, Betsy Veldman.  Betsy is crazy talented and makes the most amazing projects!  This week she has shown us a technique for getting the neatest watercolor effect using our stamp reinkers and water.  I highly suggest you check out the video for yourself.  You can find all the information here.



For my card panel, I chose to "smoosh" using Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise inks.  I just love the soft look that was achieved.  I layered some stamped die cuts from Betsy's Quilted: Spring stamp set, accented with a sentiment die cut.  Finished off with a few sequins, and a few too many dots of glossy accents.  :)  And, lastly, I added some stickles to the floral centers as well as the sentiment (which turned out so pretty and sparkly in real life)!  I'm quite tickled with how this card turned out.  Thank you for the inspiration, Betsy!


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

WPlus9 Throw Back Thursday Challenge

Today's card was made for WPlus9's Throw Back Thursday challenge.  I am so excited to see one of my favorite stamp companies hosting a challenge again.  Oh boy, have I missed those Monday Mood Board challenges!  If you would like to see this challenge for yourself, you can read about it here.



For this card, I used my Stampin' Up D block and dabbed various Distress Inks onto it.  Then I spritzed the block with water until it was nice and pooled.  I turned my inked block over and set it onto my card stock panel.  I moved it around slightly to try and make as nice of a square shape as I could.  After letting the panel dry completely, I stamped and embossed my sentiment and stars.  Lastly, the entire panel was adhered to the card base with dimensional foam adhesive.  My favorite part about this card was how the ink colors came out looking so galaxy-ish.  :)  
Thank you for the inspiration, WPlus9!

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

PTI Make-It-Monday #203: Doodling with Stamps

This week's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the very talented and creative, Ashley Cannon Newell.  She is the master of doodling and just wait until you see the card she made for this challenge!  It's amazing!  If you would like to check out Ashley's gorgeous card, or the challenge, you can find all the information here.



For my doodle experiment, I chose to use the Funky Florals stamp set.  I used the rock-n-roll inking method to get a bit of variation in my flower colors.  Then I set about to doodle some definition.  I just kept adding more doodles until I was happy with the results.  Then, I went and covered up my doodled floral centers with some glittery Diamond Stickles  whooops!  Who knew clear glitter glue would cover up black ink?  Oh, well.  It just gives me an excuse to go out and buy some black Stickles.  :)


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

PTI Make-It-Monday #202: Anchoring with Border and Banner Dies

This week's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the lovely and ever so talented, Melissa Phillips.  She is the master of layering and has shown us some of her tricks and techniques.  If you would like to check the challenge out for yourself, you can find all the information here.

For my card, I chose to use a pattern paper background, with a Linen Vellum tag, topped with a skyscape die, die cut stars, star garland, and a cutie patootie cupcake.  I even managed to stamp a matching envelope.  Yea, me!  lol!



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTI February Blog Hop Challenge


This month's PTI Blog Hop is an inspiration photo challenge.  Check out this sweet little number that Nichole Heady has found to inspire us to get crafty:




So what do you think about that photo!  Isn't it just lovely?  I love the watercolor look and the gorgeous colors!  Those are the two things that inspired my project today.




I used the Year of Flowers: Violets stamp set heat embossed in clear, and watercolored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks as my medium.  I typically make cards for my projects, but decided to keep this beauty for framing.  Thanks for the inspiration, PTI!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #182: Mason Jar Stamping

This month's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the Queen of Shabby Goodness, Melissa Phillips.  She has shown us her techniques for creating fun home decor by painting and embossing on mason jars.  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find all the info here.

For this challenge, I first painted my mason jar a vintage green color.  Then I stamped using the Autumn Adornments set using white, orange, and red embossing powders.  I decorated a trimmed down Tag Sale #9 with a sentiment from Sunflower Bouquet.  I tied on some ribbon and trims using Melissa's fabulous junk bow technique and lastly, added a few crinkled and inked leaf die cuts to accent.



This technique was much easier than I'd anticipated and it sure gives a lot of bang for your effort!  Thank you, Melissa, for sharing your talent and ideas with us!



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